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Blue Nile Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance here is a plus and employees are fun (in 8 reviews)

  • Fun, you learn a lot about jewelry, alright coworkers, absolutely killer benefits package, fantastic employee discount (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Extremely HIGH TURNOVER - most employees quit within a year (in 5 reviews)

  • I think the work/life balance was not communicated clearly either (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "finance"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Nile full-time

    Pros

    benefits. you can wear what you want.

    Cons

    management is horrible. be prepared to be back in high school and management are made up into “cliques"

    Advice to Management

    need to take management seminar


  2. Helpful (1)

    "just work...."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blue Nile full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    nice and friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    political environment
    managers should associate with every employee including part-time people
    no opportunity for growth
    not much compensation; should have a better pay

    Advice to Management

    treat all employees fair
    shouldnt ask people to help your personal needs example building a deck.

  3. "Hard work and lean operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Nile full-time

    Pros

    If you can make it here you can make it anywhere. Very hard independent work in often stressful fast paced environment but rewarding.

    Cons

    Lean environment with extremely complicated scenarios involving large emotional purchases.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people or others will.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Loved my job!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - DjC in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - DjC in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Nile part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, supportive management, amazing discount.

    Cons

    Holidays are very busy and there are blackout dates prohibiting vacation during those times.


  5. "Fun Company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Nile full-time

    Pros

    - Fantastic people
    - Fun culture
    - Great location

    Cons

    - Benefits and compensation are average or below
    - Limited time off during Holidays


  6. "Asset Coordinator/Graphic Designer I"

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    Former Employee - Asset Coordinator/Graphic Designer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Asset Coordinator/Graphic Designer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blue Nile (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a good group of people to work for, work happy hours and potlucks. The area we worked was nice, and the teams had nerf gun fights quite a bit. I loved the building and being able to be downtown and take the bus was nice.

    Cons

    Some longer hours, and some problems with the team against the higher ups who were kind of controlling and micro-managing things they didn't need to. The dev team also never warmed up to me, a contract worker.

    Advice to Management

    Have confidence in your team to get stuff done. Interdepartmental functions to get closer would be better.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Friendly place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Diamond & Jewelry Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Diamond & Jewelry Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - friendly place to work, employees are helpful
    - located in downtown Seattle
    - every day was a learning experience
    - employee discount is great

    Cons

    - doesn't pay much at all for the work you need to get done
    - strange working hours
    - not a lot of room of professional improvement

    Advice to Management

    - listen more to employees; and try to actually implement some changes based on what they want
    - communication between different departments should be a little better

  8. "Technology Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Wonderful people and great work culture
    2. Extremely helpful HR department
    3. Executives are approachable easily
    4. Work-life balance

    Cons

    Not any that I am aware of

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work up!


  9. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Blue Nile full-time

    Pros

    Incredible Culture and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Flat organization with little movement.

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation for the jobs that people do everyday. Find ways to recognize the great team you have on a consistent basis, not just every so often.


  10. "Its good."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company culture. Approachable managers and executives.

    Cons

    minimal staffing leads to long hours depending on the time of year.


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